When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a second time.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having...
What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity...
What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that...
What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves.
The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all...
He is not to pass for a man of reason who stumbles upon reason by...
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of...
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
The principal point of cleverness is to know how to value things just as they...
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans...
We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.
We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see...
In love we often doubt what we most believe.
Usually we praise only to be praised.
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and...